Please could you ensure that you let the office know if your child is changing from school dinners to packed lunch or packed lunch to school dinners. This is so we can let the kitchen know how many dinners to prepare.
After a good night’s sleep (hmmm) and a full English breakfast, we are on our way back into the city for our last activity.
Yesterday, Year 5 and 6 were incredibly inspired by visiting Athlete, Leon Baptitse. In an assembly with Leon, we were enthused by his perseverance and commitment to his sport, that enabled him to go on to win 2 gold medals in the Commonwealth games.
Each Year 5 and 6 class were lucky enough to take part in a coaching session with Leon, which encouraged pupils to both push themselves and develop their teamwork skills.
Leon was kind enough to let a group of children from Barracudas interview him at lunchtime….
What kind of things helped you through the times when things got tough?
I’m really lucky to have a supportive mother who always believed and encouraged me. My mum was a big inspiration. We used to play board games when I was young and she would never let me win, she always made me work for success.
Which race meant the most to you and why?
The Commonwealth games 200m final. The reason being that for 7 years there had been a lot of tough times and set-backs. My perseverance and hard work paid off in this race as I won a gold medal.
When you first started athletics, who did you look up to?
Michael Johnson; an American sprinter. He was like today’s Usain Bolt. At the time he held the record for the world’s fastest 200m and 400m sprints. I thought that his records were unbreakable.
When you were on the starting line at the Commonwealth games, how did you feel?
I felt confident in the preparation that I’d done. I had trained incredibly hard for 10 weeks but really my training was an accumulation of 14 years of dedication and commitment to my sport. I was excited but nervous at the same time.
What are your long term goals for boxing and what do you hope to achieve?
I hope to win a regional belt. After that, I think I’ll still train but not go for a particular goal. I will still compete but not at the same intensity. I’m looking forward to a bit of a rest!
How old were you when you made the British Athletics Team?
I was 18 years old. This was the first time I represented Great Britain at the Commonwealth Games and when I won my 2 gold medals.
On Tuesday 24th April we are hosting a Superfunk Roller Disco for children in Years 3 and 4. Those wishing to take part will attend the event with their class at an arranged time within the school day. All equipment is provided. For health and safety reasons, pupils must wear the skates provided and are therefore not able to wear their own roller-skates. The cost of this event is £1.00 per child.
If you wish your child to participate in the Superfunk Roller Disco, please ensure that your child has their Games kit in school on this day, complete the slip that is attached to the letter and hand it in to the school office along with £1.00 by Monday 23rd April.
To view the letter and reply slip click here. Rollerstrut disco